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Echigozakura Junmai Ginjō Genshu Hiyaoroshi

Echigozakura Junmai Ginjō Genshu Hiyaoroshi is made of Yamadanishiki rice milled to 60%. It has been aged until autumn, resulting in a Niigata-style crispness and smoothness, a rich umami and a fragrant aroma.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Niigata (新潟)
Rice type
Yamada Nishiki (山田錦)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
60%
Alcohol content
17%
SMV
±0
Acidity
1.2
Amino acid level
1.3
Echigozakura Junmai Ginjo Genshu Hiyaoroshi (越後桜 純米吟醸 原酒 ひやおろし)

Echigozakura Junmai Ginjō Genshu Hiyaoroshi (越後桜 純米吟醸 原酒 ひやおろし) is made of Yamadanishiki rice milled to 60%. It has been aged until autumn, resulting in a Niigata-style crispness and smoothness, a rich umami and a fragrant aroma. It is a great food sake because of its mellow and balanced taste.


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About the brewery

Brewery
Echigozakura Shuzō
Name in Japanese
越後桜酒造
Address
1-7-13 Yamaguchichō, Agano, Niigata 959-2005
Phone
0250-62-2033
Website
Echigozakura Brewery is located in Agano City (阿賀野市), Niigata Prefecture. Lake Hyōko (瓢湖) in Agano is famous as a stopover site for swans on their annual migration. The brewery was founded in 1890 in the town of Mizuhara (旧水原町, nowadays Agano City) and began brewing sake under the name of Shirai Sake Brewery (白井酒造). Rice cultivation has flourished in the rich natural environment of Mount Gozu (五頭山) and the Agano River. In 2009, the 100-year-old brewery was renovated entirely and installed state-of-the-art equipment.

Echigozakura's commitment to ginjō-style brewing involves the use of a colander to ensure that the rice absorbs water evenly and the use of a seiro kettle (せいろ釜) for steaming rice to approximate the traditional Japanese kettle boiling method. The fermentation tanks - large enough to be oared by a person - are sealed with a particular shape to preserve the aroma of the daiginjō. The temperature is thoroughly controlled in 0.1°C increments from the rice soaking to the fermentation and storage of the unrefined sake.

The warehouse at the brewery is called Shiratorizō (白鳥蔵, "White Bird Warehouse"), inspired by the swans of Lake Hyoko. During the Coronavirus pandemic, the brewery offers virtual tours with VR goggles.

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Surprisingly fruity nose (for a hiyaoroshi) with hints of strawberry, apple, and melon. Smooth and elegant approach with a creamy and silky texture, pleasantly sweet mid-palate that brings out a crisp bitterness and a refreshing dryness, and a short and crisp finish—a very delicious and mellow hiyaoroshi.

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Category
Junmai Ginjō
Added by
JREF
Views
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Reviews
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Last update
Rating
4.00 star(s) 1 ratings
Location
〒959-2005 新潟県阿賀野市山口町1丁目7−13

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